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detonations but they are unclear how the bombs were set off. president obama promised federal help for victims and their families. >> we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news that a man is being detained and police are questioning him, but he is not being called a suspect. investigators are also looking at surveillance tapes and other images of the scene before and after the explosion to try and piece together what happened and who might be responsible. the bombings here have prompted officials in other major cities to increase their own security. in fact, this coming sunday, london is holding a marathon and they are now reevaluating their security plans. reporting in boston, back to you. >> it is hard to comprehend the frightening moments as not one but two bombs explode into the crowd. wjz is live. you can feel the terror of those caught up in the blast. mary? >> reporter: what you are about to see is the first video obtained by cbs news just a
8-year-old martin richard. president obama called the bombing a cowardly act of terrorism. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> reporter: surveillance cameras like this one nearby the crime scene are proving crucial to investigators. they are using them, combined with cell phone footage of any photos they can find, in the hopes of catching the suspect. >> reporter: runners returned to the scene today to pick up belongings they left behind and their marathon medals. leah valgardson said despite the attack, she'll keep competing. >> people aren't going to stop. in fact, they'll be probably running even more. >> reporter: the area will be closed off at least until thursday. >> now, the white house is still not commenting on whether they believe this attack was carried out by a domestic or a foreign threat. but we can tell you that president barack obama will be here in boston. he's slated to arrive on thursday morning, while he will preside over an inner faith service. reporting live from boston,
and if he might be relevant. >> reporter: president obama vowed to find those responsible for the bombings. >> any responsible individuals or groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: white house officials say they are treating the bombings as an act of terrorism. in boston, susan mcguinness, wjz eyewitness news. >> the explosions happened four hours after the race started. the elite runners were finished but others were still on the course. >> the runners included wbz reporter paul burton, wbz our sister station in boston. here is his account of what happened. >> reporter: 50 yards from the explosion saw both of them go off. smoke and glass everywhere. we did not know what it was at first. we thought it sounded like a canon going off. we thought it was strange because we never heard cannons go off at any time during this race. so, we didn't know what to do. we kept on running. then when the second explosion happened we were stopped dead in our tracks. that's when everyone started running in the opposite direction toward us. we are 50 yards from the finish line trying to f
obama vowed to find those responsible for the bombing. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: white house officials say they are treating the bombings as an act of terrorism. now, the city of boston is on high alert. very, very high alert around this city as it wakes up. new york city also area of high alert around subways and certain landmarks and cities around the world are looking at security plans including sunday which has the london marathon. london marathon coming up and as for the city of boston, the governor here deval patrick said city of boston will operate today but it will not be business as usual. >> i don't expect that. susan mcginnis in boston. thank you. >>> following the explosions in boston, security was tightened around the country. at the white house the secret service shut down access to pennsylvania avenue. patrol cars blocked entry points but the white house was not on lockdown and the park across the street remains open. in new york city, a police command truck was moved to times square. securit
. >> reporter: at a press conference monday night, president obama promised support for the city of boston and answers. >> we will get to the bottom of this and we'll find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. >> president obama was careful not to call it a terrorist attack but we're told the white house is treating this as an act of terror this morning. >> jeff thank you. charlie? >> senior correspondent john miller former fbi assistant director is here. he's been talking with his sources inside the investigation. john, good morning. what's the latest? >> the latest focus is on that apartment in revere on the suspect who was in the hospital that they've been interviewing. i shouldn't say suspect. they're not calling him a suspect. the person they are interested in that they've been interviewing since the bombing and what they've taken out of there. >> there is also a question of a saudi who was in the hospital. is that the same person or a separate person? >> so all of that is the same. the saudi national is someone who is here on a student visa. he was
lost limbs. three people were killed, including 8-year-old martin richards. president obama called the bombings a cowardly act. >> if you want to know who we are, who mark is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> reporter: surveillance cameras like this one nearby the crime scene are proving crucial to investigators. they are using them, combined with any photos they can find nhopes of-- in hopes of catching the suspect. >> reporter: runners took to the scene to pick up their belongings and medals. leah says, despite the attack, she's going to keep competing. >> people aren't going to stop running. in fact, they'll probably be running even more. >> reporter: the area will be closed off, at least until thursday. >> reporter: despite the countless tips they have received, authorities are still telling us, they have no clear suspect. earlier, they had been talking to a saudi man. they each executed a search warrant on his home. we're now being told he -- instead of being a suspect, rather, he was a victim himself. he was a spectator who was hurt
and thorough analysis. >> and president obama is planning to travel to boston on thursday to attend an inner faith service for the bombing victims. one of those victims is a local preschool teacher. 29-year-old erica branock of cockeysville is recovering from serious injuries from the blast. >> reporter: 29-year-old erica branock was in boston, to watch and cheer on her mom, carol phillips downing, who was running in the marathon. erica, her sister and brother- in-law were all at the finish line when the bombs went off. [ explosion ] branock, a howard county native, who teaches at a towson preschool, sustained extensive injuries to her legs and feet, according to the reports from her family. >> the latest we have heard from her mom is that she is going back into surgery this morning am she has severe injuries to both of her legs. and they were working on, i believe, reconstructing her right foot this morning. >> reporter: they also say her sister's legs are broken and her brother-in-law suffer severe burns. erika's facebook page is filled with messages of concern and support, as her friends
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